1893 Tasting Notes

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I’m really starting to love this tea. :)

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Backlogging from this afternoon.

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sweet Potato Pie by Adagio Teas
1893 tasting notes

I’m pretty sure I steeped this tea for too long so when I try it again I’ll likely adjust my rating.

The smell of the dry leaves is slightly sweet in a starchy way and while I was brewing the tea the odor of sweet potato unfolded quite clearly and pleasently. The taste wasn’t so pleasent unfortunately, as it was quite bitter with a starchiness I didn’t really care for.

Seeing other peoples’ reviews of this tea I noticed that most of them used less time in their steeping so the next time I try this tea I’ll adjust accordingly and then I’ll see if that makes a difference.

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drank Indian Chai by Just Us
1893 tasting notes

Blinks owlishly Why the heck am I awake so bloody early again?

Anyways this tea is oddly comforting to my still-half-asleep brain.

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75
drank Artichoke Green by Adagio Teas
1893 tasting notes

I got the savory teas sample collection with my Adagio order and tonight I decided to try the most intimidating-sounding one first. I’ve never really eaten much artichoke and it’s always been mixed in with other ingredients – such as in a calzone or an omelett – so I don’t really have a definitive taste pinned down in my mind except that it always tasted rather pickled and salty.

The smell of the dry leaves and the brewing tea is surprisingly fruity – in fact it almost smells like peach or mango to me. The dry leaves are of a nice size and a bright, fresh-looking green shade and they brew up to make a clear, pale-green coloured tea.

The taste is almost as fruity as the scent and it’s sweet, though in a rather subdued manner. It’s only on the aftertaste that I get a faint hint of what I’m used to thinking of as artichoke – savory and pickled.

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Cofftea

I got mango too! It may be the most intimidating sounding, but the sesame is the most intimidating smelling lol.:P

Rena Sherwood

Sounds Weird — with a capital W.

Cofftea

@Rena, it sounds weird but it’s actually pretty amazing.

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78
drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
1893 tasting notes

OMG this smells incredible, I can’t stop sniffing it! It like hazelnut but richer almost. This is a scent I’m used to associating with coffee so my brain keeps thinking ‘cafe latte’ at me, even though I know better. ;)

Now the only exposure I’ve had to chestnuts has been the water-chestnuts in chinese cooking – which I LOATH with a passion. I do understand that those are from a completely different type of plant, so I’m trying not to let my dislike interfere with the tasting.

Given how sweet the scent is, it’s a bit of a shock how bitter the tea tastes in comparison. I’m already thinking that this would be a tea that’ll be improved with a touch of milk. The rich, nutty flavour is still present although it’s muted a little by the bitterness (I’m not sure if that’s the tea or the flavouring talking BTW). I have to say that given how lovely the smell was I’m a bit disappointed, although I’ll have to fiddle around with this one before I make my final verdict.

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Now I remember what the scent of this tea reminds me off – Vanilla Almond Honeycrisp cereal! XD

I’m drinking it with some skim milk this time and it takes the sharper edge off of the black tea and lets the other flavours unfold nicely. It’s still vanilla with a hint of spice, but I’m also getting a bit of nut-flavour too, although I’m not sure which nut – almond or hazelnut maybe?

I also really appreciate the fact that the flavours aren’t so strong it feels like they’re trying to clock you in the face when you take a sip.

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Another one of my new Adagio teas. The first thing that hits me when I open the canister is the sweet odor of coconut follow closely on its heels by the vanilla.

The taste is quite similar in this regard although underneath I can also taste the malty Irish Breakfast. This tea has such a rich, creamy flavour that I feel like I need to look up the nutritional info to see how much fat it contains! ;D

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takgoti

Ohhh don’t you just love it when you find a really rich tasting tea? Makes me want to throw it in the faces of all the fat free, no fat, sugar free, flavor free diet food manufacturers and say, “THIS! THIS IS HOW YOU DO RICH TASTE WITHOUT THE FAT. DRINK IT. LEARN.”

Jillian

Oh totally, I’m all, “I BEAT THE FRICKIN’ SYSTEM, NA NA!”
LOL! XD

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75
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
1893 tasting notes

Second steep and the grapefruit flavour has really come to the fore while the other flavours have retired politely into the background.

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drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
1893 tasting notes

This is the first of the new teas from my Adagio order.

Hmm, how to I describe this tea? Well when I was steeping it the tea smelled of grapefruit but also of something vaguely spicy. The taste is harder to describe; I get the citrus taste of grapefruit, though thankfully without the sourness. But there’s also an odd taste that makes me think of wood (it’s not as bad at it sounds – promise!) and spice. But oddly enough the flavour combination feels very smooth on the tongue with a touch of sweet. It’s quite different from anything else I’ve drank – that’s not really saying much though.

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